Anyone got figures on the number of users & servers/instances for XMPP versus Matrix?

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@fitheach It's impossible to say since both are self hostable and no one can say how many there are. For matrix list is at the-federation.info/protocol/m but the count needs to be taken with a heavy grain of salt - likely it is much larger.

@jaywink
Thanks for that. A nice long list of Matrix nodes. I see what you mean about big pinches of salt, the corresponding XMPP list only has two nodes:
the-federation.info/protocol/x
That's quite some selection bias. 😉

@fitheach well to be fair, the xmpp community hasn't provided a parser to scrape xmpp servers. Not intended to make xmpp look bad. Contributions welcome, would be happy to have a better list of xmpp servers 👍

@jaywink
Again, no criticism meant, I was meaning selection bias in a statistical sense.

There is a list of XMPP/Jabber nodes at:
search.jabbercat.org/rooms/1

I don't know how it is compiled.

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